Mint Strawberry Lemonade

Slightly sweetened lemonade with fresh strawberries and a hint of mint, a refreshing drink for a hot day. 

Mint Strawberry Lemonade | Cooking with a Wallflower

Lemonades are perfect for any day. But what’s better than the classic lemonade? Lemonade with the slightest hint of mint and contains fresh chopped strawberries for added flavor and sweetness. Doesn’t that sound amazing to you? It takes a little bit more work to get that minty taste, but it is definitely worth it.

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First, squeeze a large lemon to make about ¼ cup lemon juice. Place the lemon juice into a glass or a mason jar. Set it aside for now.

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In a small pot, heat about a cup of water and sugar. You’ll need about 2 tablespoons of sugar but you can add more to taste.

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Add 6-7 sprigs of mint. Yes, sprigs. My photo doesn’t show that, but you should use whole sprigs of mint to get the flavor. If you have mint that is starting to go bad, this is the perfect recipe for that. You need lots of mint to even get that mint flavor. Since you’re going to boil the mint anyway, it doesn’t matter that it’s starting to look wilted.

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Stir to dissolve the sugar, and allow the water to simmer for about 5 minutes. Turn off the heat and allow it to sit for several minutes until it has cooled.

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Once the sugar water has cooled, remove the mint. Pour the sugar water into the glass with the lemon juice. Stir to evenly mix the drink.

Mint Strawberry Lemonade | Cooking with a Wallflower

Add chopped strawberries and the leaves of one sprig of mint. Add a few ice cubes.

Serve the mint strawberry lemonade cold. If you allow the strawberries to sit awhile in the lemonade, the sweetness of the strawberries will diffuse into the lemonade.

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34 thoughts on “Mint Strawberry Lemonade

  1. I’ve never thought of adding strawberries to my lemonade! Such a great idea, thanks for the recipe! I’ll have to give it a shot this summer when strawberries are in season and sweeter. 🙂

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  2. I love the combination of flavors in this lemonade! It is so beautiful, too. We have lemons for the first time on our lemon tree. Unfortunately we just pulled out all of our mint because it was taking over the flower bed. It will grow back soon enough, though. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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  4. I love homemade lemonade and strawberries and mint sound like a great addition, have added it on my to do list. Your recipe card is a great idea too.

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  5. This looks delicious! I have just given my father a recipe for lemonade as he has a load of lemon trees in his garden in Greece but I think I will have to make him up a batch of this for when he is over this month to give him ideas. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. this recipe for strawberry lemonadewith a hint of mint flavor is divine. I followed your recipe and I am very happy with the results. I grow my own mint so that was easy to come by. this is such a refreshing drink on a hot day. thank you for sharing

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